30, Jan 2015 - Benton, AR Court Program Gives Veterans With Felony Charges Second Chance
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new program that helps veterans get out of the court system with a cleared record is becoming popular around the country, and is now an option for some veterans in Northwest Arkansas. Jason Lentz, a Navy veteran, is part of Washington County’s Veterans Treatment Court. “It’s changed my life,” Lentz said. […]
29, Jan 2015 - Benton, AR Three People Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Cases
FAYETTEVILLE -- Three people were sentenced to more than 32 years in prison on drug trafficking charges, according to Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Leonel Padilla, Andres Diaz and Jonni Diaz were sentenced Tuesday in Northwest Arkansas to a total of over 32 years in federal prison for drug trafficking offenses. Padilla, age 27, of Springdale, was sentenced ...
29, Jan 2015 - Rogers Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Child Pornography Offense
FAYETTEVILLE -- Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Craig Goettsch, 53, of Rogers, Arkansas was sentenced today to 60 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for Possession of Child Pornography. The sentencing took place before the Honorable Timothy L. Brooks in the United States District Court in Fayetteville. U. S ...
29, Jan 2015 - Lynn, AR Murderer Anderson's ineffective council argument rejected
The Arkansas Supreme Court agreed Thursday with a lower court judge that convicted murderer Ricky Ray Anderson had effective attorneys when he was found guilty of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in her Fayetteville apartment.
29, Jan 2015 - Benton, AR Three sentenced for dealing meth in Northwest Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE -- Two Californians and a Springdale resident who were part of a drug trafficking ring were sentenced Tuesday to more than 32 years in federal prison.
12, Oct 2014 - U.S. Judge Says Wal-Mart Must Face Mexican-Bribe Claims
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) was ordered by a federal judge in Arkansas to face a pension fund’s claims the retailer defrauded shareholders by concealing corruption tied to bribes allegedly paid by officials of its Mexican unit.
12, Oct 2014 - Could Voter ID decide the Senate race in Arkansas?
Trip Gabriel in the New York Times reports on the possibility that new laws restricting access to voting could impact turnout, which could be trouble for Democrats in tight races. That includes the race in Arkansas, where a challenge to the Voter ID law is pending before the Arkansas Supreme Court. Gabriel reports: Just weeks before elections that will decide control of the Senate and crucial ...
12, Oct 2014 - Why Walmart (WMT) Stock Is Down Today
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Walmart are down 0.61% to $76 in pre-market trade after it was reported that the retailerawas ordered by a federal judge in Arkansasato face a pension fund's claims the company defrauded shareholders by concealing corruption tied to bribes allegedly paid by officials of its Mexican unit, Bloomberg reports. U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey in Fayetteville ...
05, Apr 2014 - FBI Video Reveals Payments to Treasurer in Pie Box
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The defense begins its case today in the federal court trial of former Arkansas State Treasurer Martha Shoffner. Monday (3/10) a federal jury watched a FBI video recording of money delivered in a pie box to Shoffner. Shoffner's accused of steering state business towards one broker, Steel Stephens, who paid her $36,000 in increments of $6,000 delivered every six months. Stephens ...
02, Apr 2014 - Fayetteville, AR Arkansas judicial nomination creeps to completion over Republican obstructionism
The U.S. Senate broke filibuster and today confirmed the presidential appointment of Timothy Brooks, a Fayetteville lawyer, to a federal district judgeship . The nomination had been pending for months, delayed by a general Republican roadblock to judicial confirmation. The cloture vote to end obstruction of a confirmation vote for Brooks passed 59-41. His confirmation vote followed without a ...
02, Apr 2014 - Walmart Sues Visa for $5bn Over Card Swipe 'Monopoly'
Walmart Stores has sued Visa, accusing the credit and debit card network of inflating card swipe fees, which the retail giant claims has hit sales. Walmart filed a complaint filed in federal court in Fayetteville, Arkansas, asking for at least $5bn (£3bn, €3.6bn) in damages for what it claims are violations of federal antitrust laws that could triple that sum, according to media reports. Visa ...